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tomorrow. secretary of state john kerry talked with his russian counter part today and delivered a warning. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> john kerry said the russian foreign minister agreed to respect the borders of ukraine. kerry said the u.s. supports the new interim government and elected today by the ukranian parliament. >> nick shiffrin has more on that story from kiev. here is a huge step forward for the future of this country, were there is a new parliament as you said and new government and new hope for the future. but still the focus is here on independence square. the center of what they call the third revolution here in ukraine. let me show you a little bit about what is going on here. the security is still here. silt early morning friday. but you can still hear that these barriers are still up. and there is a guard tower right there, that is always manned. and part of the reason for that is that the people here all of the thousands who have been here for so many months are still very much the inspiration for what is g
into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong messages. >> most crimeaens are ethnic russians. ussr collapsed in 1991, crimea became part of an independent ukraine. >> this is the tension that exists within ukraine itself. this is an east-west tension right within ukraine. >> a crimea is home to one of the major naval bases as well as pipelines that pump natural gas from russia. ousted president viktor yanukovych surfaced for the first time in public since fleeing the capitol last week. he spoke in russia. >> i intend to keep fighting for the future of you vain against t
family forced him to leave ukraine. he's now in southern russia. secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with his russian counterpart friday and said he made it clear to the russian foreign minister not to intervene. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now meeting crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to focus on the political transition in ukraine's capital to help keep the country stable. craig boswell for cbs news, the state department. >> secretary kerry planned to meet with the russian foreign minister next week in rome to talk about the situation in ukraine. ill gun owners in virginia now have a -- >>> gun owners in virginia now have a way to protect themselves if they are perhaps charged with some sort of gun law violation. former virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli opened the first of its kind virginia law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of gun owners. peggy fox talked to cuccinelli today to find out more about it. >> reporter: ken cu
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
, secretary of state john kerry, seemingly walking back the administration's threats that have been made over the course of recent days. despite overwhelming evidence that russia is indeed meddling in ukraine's affair. statements are statements, words are words, we have all learned. that it its actions this follow on choices that make the greatest give ripts. difference, we'll watch caref carefully and hopefully that russia will join us in effort to help shore up the economy, pull the country together and provide a road forward. lou: administration through john kerry's words extending an open hand seeking it sounds like a partnership with the russians, after president obama made is clear that there were potentially grave consequences awaiting russia. president himself, has not addressed this crisis since width of last -- wednesday of last week when he issued this warning that then president yich dwrich. > yanukovich there will be consequences if people step over the line, include making sure ukrainian military dud not step in in when should be a sit of issues that can be resolved by civil uni
and wine hollywood . the i. second tuesday john kerry has said he still looks good israel and the palestinians to agree on the framework three peace deal by lay people with any final deal could take an additional nine months or more. carrie brought the two sides together back in july after a three year cap originally anticipated the final agreement being reached after nine months while us officials have not revealed what might you into a framework is likely to include the possible outcomes on key issues such as borders security palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem despite a little progress made kerry says he remains committed and determined to reach a deal is in the region more than a dozen times since july. recently both sides have softened their stance is while doubting the effectiveness of the us secretaries efforts kerry recently came in for heavy criticism from israeli politician some accusing him of being an anti semite trucking kerry to suddenly rediscovered his jewish roots recruiting his brother tribute to the israelis that his great uncle was a holoca
john kerry to issue these cautionary words. >> an intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake. it would be completely contrary to russian policies as stated now with respect to libya, syria, other places. and any acts -- the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> cnn's ian lee is joining us live from kiev. what can you tell us about the airport and the air space closed? >> reporter: well, jake, the men that have taken this airport or who have been there, i think we don't know who they are but i think what we are seeing is the most telling. these are very professional looking soldiers. they have new equipment, new uniforms, and they are moving in a way that is not would be like a rag-tag force. we don't know why the air space has been closed. neither the civil administration here in kiev or in the crimea has given any reason why or when it will reopen again. but definitely tense times here. >> what do you know about reports of the russian military movi
the changes in the government. >> a warning from secretary of state john kerry directed towards russia. >> we believe everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations >> john kerry voicing concerns about russian military exercises happening near ukraine's border. russia claims the manoeuvres have nothing to do with the crisis in ukraine. >> attorney-general eric holder was hospitalized for a few hours thursday, he experienced shortness of breath and was treated for elevated heart ache. he is known for walking up to his fifth floor office instead of using the elevator. >> a powerful storm in california, it could hit the foothills near los angeles, causing mudslides. 1,000 home owners have been asked to leave. thursday was al jazeera's global day of action for our detained colleagues in egypt. silent protests took place showing support for their release. >> those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton, in new york. >> on "america tonight", tensions build. signs of russians hands at work amid clashes in you cane's borders. -- ukraine's borders. >> we'll do everything to stablil
to maintain their independence here. >> now john kerry talking about the latest developments there. >> i talked this morning with the foreign minister and they don't intend to violate the sovereignty of the ukraine. we have a desire to defuse these tennings and work constructive to bring ukraine together and keep the respect for its sovrpty and the territorial integrity and he said they don't intend to violate that. >> the clinton library going to release 5,000 pages of the clinton white house today and advice give ton the president and the communications, the then first lady hillary clinton and posted online. we have been foming following all of the developments in washington. what do we hope to learn from the documents? >> the major focus in washington what it is going the reveal about the deliberations with hillary clinton. there are other sensitive issues disclosed, a document surrounding the issues, genocide in are you wanda and appoints to the cabinet and deliberations anning the aides. it is interesting, del, when you look into the records, most of the presidential records are r
look at four of our jailed colleagues by the egyptian government. >> secretary of state john kerry introduced his department's annual human rights report with an urgent message globally 2013 was a ban for human. >> all right this report, we think s especially timely. it comes on the holy spirit of one of the most momentous year years--it comes on the heels of one of the most momentous years. >> assembly and press. >> this could not be more relevant to what we're seeing trantranspired across the globe, some of the greatest security challenges in the world today are also places where their governments deny basic human. >> right the syrian government's use of chemical weapons on its own people. >> in syria hundreds were murdered in the dead of night when a disaster occurred at the hands of a dictator who decided to infect the air of damascus. >> kerry also pointed to new details on the extent of north korea's abuses towards its citizens. >> reports of people who have been executed su summarily, and fired at by aircraft weapons that literally obliterate human beings, and this is occurr
.s. do given the importance? >> well secretary of state john kerry has been in touch with his colleague, neither country wants to intervene at this stage. in america, let's understand first of all there is no lust or desire on the part of the american people to intervene and get entangled in global war. we have seen that. we saw that with syria. it is interesting that foreign minister and john kerry have already over syria last august worked out a diplomatic approach. i think the eu, the united states and russia have to be deeply concerned about a very grim reality. ukraine is bankrupt. probably needs 35 billion in short assistance. russia has been subsidizing natural gas. is the eu, which is already dealing with austerity politics to bail out, is the united states which needs to rebuild at home and invest in infrastructure ready to intervene in another country. so there are real limits on both countries, the united states and russia. >> though kerry and labarov have been talking to each other. russia went right ahead and conducted a massive drill with 150,000 troops right on the border
in kiev. so we're awaiting the president. his advisers, secretary of state kerry, national security adviser susan rice, have said that -- have warned russia against intervention in the affairs of ukraine, but there's been no indication how the u.s. might respond to it. >> can you give us a sense of this resurfacing of viktor yanukovych, who surfaced. where did he surface and give us an idea of what the surroundings were around that? >> well, he resurfaced in moscow, eric. said he was still the legal leader, if you will, of ukraine, though that is definitely not the white house belief. he said that he had fled out of fear for his own safety and that of his family, and gave no indication he was prepared to abdicate, though officials here say he has done precisely that by leaving the country at a time of crisis. they say ukraine's parliament acted lawfully in electing a transition government. it's that government the u.s. is working with along with nato and the monetary fund to provide ukraine the money it needs to get through this period. and as far as the folks here are concerned, he
are not a prelude to intervention. secretary of state john kerry says russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty but tensions are heightened. the white house says vice president joe biden called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocked by republicans in the senate. the $21 billion bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed to advance. 41 republicans voted against it saying it was too expensive. the bill would have expanded medical, education and job training benefits for veterans and families. it would have created 27 new medical facilities for iraq war vets. the legislation had the backing of most veterans organizations. >>> president obama opening up like never before at a candid and emotional kickoff event at the white house. he launched a program aim at giving young men of color a greater shot at success. it is called my brother's keeper. the president says he could have been a negative statistic. >> i didn't have a dad in the house. and i was angry
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. >>> kerry kennedy, the daughter of sen. robert kennedy, found not guilty of driving while impaired. we'll look at why the jury made this decision in just a moment. the e-mail rejection shaking up a generation. are mel inales entitled or inappropriate? we'll discuss. what did paula dean mean when she compared herself to that black football player who recently came out? is this the best path to image rehab? >>> hello, everybody. i'm john berman. it is 11:00 here in new york. >> reporter: i'm michaela pereira. it is 8:00 a.m. out here in l.a. i am here for the oscars. at this hour, the area is bracing, bracing for torrential rain that could lead to dangerous mudslides. it has prompted an evacuation order for about 1,000 homes in southern california. if you can see the conditions on the road live from that camera, it is bad on the roads. you have to take your time. we know the state desperately needs rain. they are in a drought. they are saying this is about the worst drought this area has seen in modern history. the ground is so dry, some areas getting hit so much, pounded by as much as s
hope that they will. the cold war. >> john kerry said it's not another rocky iv. >> i thought it was -- the president's statement, this is not the chess match or the cold war. maybe it's not to the president and john kerry but it is to vladimir putin. he wants to rebuild the russian empire. that's why he pressures the baltic stakes and meddling in mullkova and troops are in georgia and he views ukraine as the crown jewel of that. there's an old loin about russia with ukraine is an empire, without it, it's a country. it's a vital part of his scenario for russia's role in the world, and we have to be vigorous in our response, and i think we can be, but first we got to realize who we're dealing with. >> senator john mccain, thank you very much. good seeing you again. >> thank you. >> signed up for obamacare and now desperately wants out of obamacare. but now he can't get out of obamacare. >> this educator makes more than the president and let's just say taxpayers didn't know about it. now they're furious. >> this is ridiculous. this is nuts. my wife -- i give my wife everything.
at your ford dealer. >>> moments ago, a new york jury acquitted kerry kennedy of driving while impaired. join me now, ashleigh banfield of host of cnn's "legal view" along with jeffrey toobin and jean casarez. is jeffrey toobin on the phone? that's why i don't see him. >> ashleigh, let me start with you. >> they just decided that what her lawyers had put in court before them sounded pretty darn plausible, that is that she mixed up medication in the morning, instead of taking a thyroid, she took an ambien and set out for her day of errands, including going to the gym. who takes an ambien with plans to go to the gym. once on the highway, while drivinger rat particularly, her experts clearly convinced this jury she couldn't be responsible for knowing she was driving erratically because of this drug. they just decided that that sounded plausible enough to them that there was reasonable doubt that these prosecutors said, she is a kennedy. they quoted her book to seek truth for justice in their closing. this he decided that her defense sounded like something they should understand. >> when yo
kerry has been in touch with his colleague. neither country wants it tus stage. in america, let's understand first of all, there is no lust or desire on the part of the american people to intervene and get entangled with global war. we saw that with syria. it's interesting that foreign ministers have already, over syria last august, worked out a diplomatic approach. i think the eu, the united states and russia have to be deeply concerned about a very grim reality. ukraine is bankrupt. it probably needs $35,000,000,000 in short assistance. russia has been subsidizing natural gas. is the eu, which is already dealing with austerity politics in europe. >> countries in there have serious trouble sglrm. >> need to rebuild infrastructure, jobs ready to intervene in another country? i think there are real limits on both countries, the united states and russia. >> even though kerry and lavrov have talked to each other, russia conducted a massive drill this week with 150,000 troops right on the border of ukraine. i know you have written about the fact that you are concerned that the amer
. >> john kerry spoke to his russian counterpart who denied it was a land grab in the region of ukraine. >> i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at this moment, and there are enough tensions that it's important for everybody to be extremely careful, not to inflame the situation and not to send the wrong messages. >> in the meantime, ukraine's fugitive president popped up for a press conference in russia, claiming he's still the lawful president of ukraine and intends to fight fy to keep it from the pro-fascist mob that took backipower with the backin westerners. there was even a displace of emotion. >> i would like to ask for very has suffered and is suffering. if i were in ukraine, i would bow before all of the victims and meet with their families. >> bret, yanukovych will not have the opportunity to lay any flowers at the graves of those who died last week in all of the violence. he's wanted by the interim government for mass murder, and there are indications they're going to do all they can to extradite him or get him back to ukraine. >> amy, thank you. wend
to this counter message that's come from administration officials today. you heard it from chuck hagel, john kerry, saying very publicly and very sternly, don't do anything that can be misinterpreted. don't go into the country. but it's interesting. do they trust putin? that's a question. john kerry was asked that question today. and his answer was very interesting. he said, listen, he has made these assurances. and in kerry's words those assurances have quote some value. it's not exactly a winning endorsement of the trust that u.s. officials have in president putin. >> what about ukraine's ousted president? he's still whereabouts unknown, right? >> reporter: that's right. he is. but he's made plans to have a press conference tomorrow in russia. and russian state media is reporting that he is in fact already in russia. you know there's been an arrest warrant issued for him in ukraine, russian state media saying that russia has accepted his request for security. but this is something else that john kerry referred to today. he said that vice president biden has tried to reach him for over the last 1
on previous tours by russian ships. does it, cold war? secretary john kerry said yesterday, "this is not rocky iv." don't you love that face? seriously, that seems to be the international response. >> this is something everyone was very concerned about in terms of the russian speaking population. it was part of russia until about 1954 come of the soviet union. and the concern is with ninkovich on, where will you have the russian speaking population feeling under siege? as you mentioned, they are saying they want to rejoin russia. >> we were talking over the break about the sphere of influence that russia is trying to protect. and that has been a long-term story. there was an interesting claim about syria. >> this goes back to international relations. are we trying to redo the soviet bloc? is it just as simple as putin wanting a russian bloc? >> if you look at what has happened with the expansion of nato, they very much believe there is a western effort and a nato-led effort to break apart its sphere of influence. >> can i ask a dumb question? why is no oil moved? >> there is really no oil in t
today. telling secretary of state john kerry, that russia vows to respect the integrity of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidemic. and today, police broke up a sophisticated carjacking ring. accused of swiping more than $8 million worth of high-end cars. even allegedly pistol-whipping some of their victims. more than two dozen people in jail tonight. >
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continue in new york this morning and kerry kennedy's dui trial. in closing arguments the prosecution disputed her claim that she didn't know she was impaired after dentally taking a sleeping pill. they said kennedy daughter of robert kennedy must have realized she felt drowsy before she slammed into a truck with her lexus. >>> images recorded on private yahoo! webcams may be in the hands of the british spy agency. "the guardian" reports the agency is stealing hundreds of thousands of screen shots including a huge haul of intimate photographs. it's not clear how many people had their images stolen but yahoo! messenger as 75 million users around the world of the paper says it got the information from nsa leaker edward snowden. >>> eric holder resting at home after a brief tay at the hospital. holder was treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath. the department also said that holder did not suffer any heart attack. >>> president obama has launched a mentoring program for at risk youth reaching out to black and latino boys growing up wi
john kerry that military exercises on ukraine border were plan and are unrelated to current events. the foreign minister also said russia will respect ukraine's territorial integrity. juan za pate says the u.s. wants ukraine to remain a unified autonomous state. >> they want to try to do everything possible to not only avoid a russianen vags but the splitup of ukraine. i think that's the last thing the u.s. wants to see. try to do that not just through its own words and diplomats but also through the european union, meetings and words coming out of nato as well. >> now, secretary kerry said everyone involved in the ukraine krahn crisis needs to avoid it. >>> a critical underground nuclear waste dump is closed this morning. investigators are trying to find the source of the radiation leak near carlsbad. they inhaled radioactive particles. air monitors a half mile away detected elevated levels. officials say it's too soon to determine the health effects. >>> coming up on the "morning news," the hunt for hackers. we'll take you inside a secret service operation to track down cyber thi
increased. concerns the region could mrit split from ukraine. secretary of state john kerry says russia has promised not to intervene in ukraine. still, secretary kerry is issuing yet another warning to moscow. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations, and we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to this affirmation that we received today. we are also making the same point about reducing tensions in crimea to the ukrainians, and it is very important that the process continue in a thoughtful and respectful way. >>> meanwhile, vice president joe biden spoke to ukraine's new prime minister saying the country has the full support of the u.s. former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych is set to hold a news conference later today. >>> five years into the tea party movement, its leaders are trying to steer the message into the future with a new tone. senator rand paul is calling for an air of optimism, and he is trying to keep the movement from being side tracked from comments made by ted nugent about pr
states. also, russia's foreign minister told secretary of state john kerry that military exercises on the ukraine border were planned and are unrelated to current events. the foreign minister also said russia will respect ukraine's territorial integrity. cbs news national security consultant juan zarate says the u.s. wants ukraine to remain a unified autonomous state. >> i think the u.s. is trying to demonstrate support for the integrity and the sovereignty of ukraine, trying to do everything possible to not only avoid a russian invasion but the split-up of ukraine. i think that's the last thing the u.s. wants to see. try to do that not just through its own words and diplomats but also through the european union, meetings and words coming out of nato as well. >> now, secretary kerry said that everyone involved in ukrainian crisis needs to avoid provocations. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> a critical underground nuclear waste dump is closed this morning. investigators are trying to find the source of a radiation leak at the site near carlsbad, new
. there have been limited comments from him directly. his kerry today spoke with foreign counterpart, his foreign minister counterpart in russia. they had a conversation about this, and again some of that conversation, the russians have said they are planning to intervene here. something is happening here. we are getting reports on the ground from people in crimea, reporters who claim they have seen russian troops. we will see what the president has to say, how strong the rhetoric is from the president. so far, other members of the administration are speaking out. the fact that the president is speaking out suggests this has moved up a notch. we have not heard from the president since he was in next ago on ukraine. interesting to see how tough he sounds when he appears in front of the cameras. >> as we await the president, i benching is the senior vice president for stonebridge group rate he is also worked as the senior adviser group i'm wondering if you can give us a little context for the president's statements today. what is the status of the ukraine government? >> thank you for the qu
, cutting 75 positions. >>> and we have breaking news. a verdict is in in the trial of kerry kennedy who was charged with driving while impaired. our live desks that been monitoring a press conference and we'll bring us up-to-date in a bit. >>> and we're also keeping a close eye on conditions in parts of california today. where they could get the most rain they have gotten in two years. and a political announcement, the congressional spouse wants to take her husband's job. stay with us. >>> a jury found kerry kennedy not guilty of driving while impaired. it was a unanimous decision. she was accused of being impaired when she crashed into a rack to tractor trailer in 2010. she said she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of thyroid medication. >> we need to take a hard look at our criminal justice system in the united states to make sure that it really is just and that everyone in our country has true access to justice. >> kennedy said she's grateful for the verdict. she faced up to one year in jail. at the live desk. barbara. >>> last year, thousands of you had to stay home without
a security move to take over the airport, but secretary of state john kerry urged the russians not to take any further actions that could inflame tensions. today, the u.n. security council is taking a actions against the ukrainian president viktor yanukovich was speaking from russia today. the future is uncertain at this time. >>> officials say that the leader of the terror group in afghanistan has been cementing local ties there, and he is bringing in small numbers of experienced militants to bring the in a new trained group. and there have been mishaps in two middle eastern provinces. >>> and a british agency is a a accused of spying on yahoo! users. they say that they used systems used by the agency that use them, a a them, and they say they kept the intimate images whether the citizens were considered intelligent level or not. if it is found guilty, it is a new level of misuse. >> and today, kerry kennedy said she took a pill that she mistook for a different medication, and then slammed into a truck. they argue that she took the wrong medication, but she should have stopped driving wh
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are the countries trying to resolve this. russia in the east and eu and united states on the west and john kerry and lavrov have had a second day of discussing this issue on the phone and they have reached certain agreements, although, one thing they are both saying in common is that they do not want ukraine to split. that's what the new government in ukraine in kiev is saying as well. people here in crimea and 3/4 of the people here, ethnic russians speaking russian, a lot of them are now saying, you know what, there's a referendum in may about what we do. we would like to secede from ukraine now. we want to be with russia. >> bill neely, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >>> joining me now adam schiff, thank you for being here. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> let's pick up on that point, russia denying involvement in that airport raid. do you believe russia? >> well, russia may not have been directly involved in the sense of sending russian troops to the airport, but that doesn't mean play being a role subross is a, they have a lot of levers at play to use in the ukraine. it is certainly t
-- the kremlin says it will continue to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, secretary of state john kerry made a call for peace on all sides and of course, on wednesday, russian president, vladimir putin, ordered a surprise military exercise on the border of the ukraine with 150,000 russian troops. the russian flag was planted on top of crimea's parliament building. militants took control of the government's building there and pro-russian demonstrators filled the streets. joining me now kristen welker of nbc news. great to have you with us tonight. what can we expect the president to talk about, kristen? >> ed, i think you're going to hear stern words from president obama to give you a sense of what we have been hearing from this administration all week. white house press secretary jay carney, national security adviser susan rice have all said it would be a grave mistake for russia to intervene in ukraine. u.s. official at this hour essentially confirming that is what happened, uniformed russian officers, a hybrid of military and paramilitary are still flying into a region in crimea. the
the serenity of its neighbor. earlier today, secretary of state john kerry urged peace on all sides. >> we urge all parties, all parties, that includes the new interim technical government and rightists and oppositionists and others, anybody in the street who is armed, we urge all parties to avoid any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation or do anything other than to work to bring peace and stability and peaceful transition within the governing process of ukraine. >> coming up, america loves a trial. so, why don't we care about what is going on in guantanamo bay? the "miami herald's" carol rosenberg joins me to discuss the gators from gitmo, first, to bill clinton from hillary clinton. thousands of new documents from clintonland. that's next on "now." . ameriprise asked people a simple question: can you keep your lifestyle in retirement? i don't want to think about the alternative. i don't even know how to answer that. i mean, no one knows how long their money is going to last. i try not to worry, but you worry. what happens when your paychecks stop? because everyone has
to sevastopol and the russian black sea fleet >> reporter: in washington, secretary of state kerry spoke with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov by phone. kerry said lavrov assured him that moscow has no designs on ukraine. >> i made it clear that intervention would, in our judgement, be a very grave mistake. i nevertheless, made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at this moment and that there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation and not to send the wrong messages. he reaffirmed to me that president putin is committed and that as a matter of policy, they do not intend to violate the sovereignty of ukrainement. >> and this afternoon the united nations security council met to discuss ukraine. >> meanwhile the deposed president of ukraine viktor yanukovych renewed his claim on that post today in his first public appearance since he fled kiev last friday. he called the pending may 25 elections illegitimate, and the interim ukrainian leadership bandits, speaking in the russian city of rostovondon, hard by the
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's almost certainly like. is crimea on the brink of war? it's hard to say. >> secretary of state john kerry has a message for russia as it begins military exercises near the border of ukraine. he says this is no time for russia to interfere. russia says the military exercises were scheduled in advance of upraises. he was assured by russian foreign minister that russia will report ukraine sovereignty. we believe that everybody needs to step back and avoid provocations, and we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to this arm nation that we received today. this comes as president viktor yanukovych is getting ready to come out of hiding. he scheduled a press conference on friday. viktor yanukovych is asking russia to protect him from extremists. if any country, ukraine was wondering about, there's a display going on right now. vladimir putin put two of russia's four military districts on high alert. land, sea and air power, tested for readiness. moscow insists the war games are not connected to the events in ukraine. n.a.t.o. hit a warning agains
interim prime minister. the col leg, john kerry, was busy seeking assurances from russia's foreign machine city there. >> i asked, specifically, that, sha work the united states and our friends and allies in record attorney support ukraine to rebuild unity, security and a healthy economy. and we also discussed the very tense situation. scrambling fighter jets and ordering military drill, the u.s. is concern had the, hin president holds all the cards to make the life difficult. foreign minister claimed; however, the military exercises were in related to the ongoing political transition but warned foreign powers against taking decisions on behalf of kiev. in london, the uropemmian allies were keen to make clear they were monitoring the rattling. we're particularly concerned buy the situation. every country should respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the ukraine. russia has made that commitment. it is important that russia keeps its word. the world will be watching. >> next to him, the german chancellor concerned she had spoken to president putin. she shares the shame view as
and they want to protect their interests here. >> secretary of state john kerry speaking to his counter parts this morning. >> i talked with the foreign minister this morning and they are not intending to violate the sovereignty of the ukraine but people are feeling strong attachment to russia and i emphasized to him our desire to diffuse the tensions and work constructively to bring ukraine together and keep it, to keep the respect for its sovereignty and the territory integrity. >> meanwhile, in kiev the former president's speech mainly ignore and the focus on the funerals for those that died. >> at independence square they are talking about the feem that died because of him. they are hearing the somber music of the funerals. some 80 people died by the police under the orders of president viktor yanukovich. the funerals are continuing and this mourning is continuing. the country is moving on but the people in the square are sad and the mood is somber. they are not focussed on a what viktor yanukovich is saying but focussed on the bravery and the sacrifices of the people that made this day
exercises near ukraine's borders in a few hours. john kerry said it is no time to interfere, and adds he's assured by the russians this the manoeuvres were scheduled before the recent uprising. >> we believe that everybody needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to the affirmation that we received today. >> as jennifer says, ousted president viktor yanukovych still in hiding issued a statement saying he's asked russia to ensure his safety from extremists. rory challands has more from moscow. >> if any country, ukraine, for example, was wondering about russia's military capabilities, conveniently there's a display going on. vladimir putin put two of russia's four military districts on high alert. land, sea and air power tested for readiness. moscow insists that the war games are not connected. n.a.t.o. is warning against escalation. >> i urge russia not to take action escalating tension or creating misunderstanding. i urge the new ukrainian leadership to continue its efforts to establish
state john kerry urged all parties not to inflame the situation. >> we urge all parties, that includes the new interim technical government, rightists, oppositionists, others, anybody in the streets that are arm, we urge all parties to avoid all steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation or do anything to work, to bring peace and stability, and peaceful transition within the governing process of ukraine. >> the white house is also keeping a close eye on the situation in ukraine. >> we're not going to speculate about what we might do if something might happen. we're going to focus on the kinds of communication we're having right now, and focus on the international 1969 to assist ukraine. >> as the reportedly russian-backed soldiers took up their positions in crimea, former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych, was holding a news conference in southern russia. he insists he is still president of the country. >> i repeat it over again. i'm the elected president of ukraine, and i remain the legitimate president of ukraine. >> philty nery joins us live, and the country is
kerry and -- was absolutely right and the president was absolutely right in telling russian president putin that he he better think twice before he considers any kind of military intervention in ukraine. that is not something that can be or should be tolerated, and russia must understand that it cannot be a business as usual. if they make any military moves into ukraine, it's going to cost them a great deal in their relationships with the united states and with our european allies in the european union. it can't be business as usual. which leads me to iran. we are in very delicate negotiations with iran right now. the one thing that everybody agrees the p-5 plus one is that at the end of the day iran must not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. i have been very critical of the iranian regime through the years and continue to be so. what i. me especially is that while they are negotiating with us, they are continuing to wreak havoc in all different parts of the world. iran remains the leading supporter of terrorism throughout the world. in fact, if we look just next door into syria, a
are issuing a warning to russia to not create a conflict. >> secretary kerry is speaking to the press this morning and he is going to try and calm the fast-moving events on the ground. while viktor yanukovich claims he is still the president, the white house is working with a new prime minister that needs to quickly unite a divided ukraine. with russian warplanes on the border, secretary kerry urged restraint on thursday. >> we believe everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> he stressed ukraine alone should decide its fate. >> it's not our choice. it's not russia's choice it's the choice of the people of ukraine. >> but like russia the united states is involved behind the scenes, and pushing transitional government to include all parties, and it plans to offer ukraine a $1 billion loan to prop up the family economy. when the crisis began to fall supporters threw their support to the protesters, and even feeding them. obama stopped short of praising this evolution. and then president bush hailed the orange revolution as a budding de
edge and bank of america. >> john kerry wrapping up a phone call with russians' foreign ministers discussing the movement in ukraine. ukraine accused moscow of taking control of two airports. but john kerry said they told him they have no move of taking control. peter brooks is here and sounds like wise advice, never say never, why does it apply to this situation with russia? >> the fact is that russia has significant interest in the ukraine. i think the russian war games could be turning into an invasion of war games if they go the right way. it is unlikely. there are ten million russians in ukraine, about 10% of the population, or the russian citizens in the eastern part, they could do something. remember in 2008, russia still has armed troops in a place there so they could do something about this. and russia could take military action. >> and peter, on the ambassador bolton who worked under the bush administration, has been critical for them not taking a stronger line in 2008 when that happened and russia went into georgia. how do we not repeat the same mistake? we would meet
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